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Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
My mama (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing this old WWI song to my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me often to teach us a valuable lesson about bearing our burdens gracefully. It still comes readily to my mind whenever I need to refresh that thought.
BONUS #1 - Pack Up Your Troubles
BONUS #2 - Pack Up Your Troubles - Spike Jones, 1942
BONUS #3 - Pack Up Your Troubles - The Andrews Sisters and Dick Haymes
|"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile" is the full name of a World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of "George Asaf", and set to music by his brother Felix Powell. A play presented by the National Theatre recounts how these music hall stars rescued the song from their rejects pile and re-scored it to win a wartime competition for a marching song. It became very popular, boosting British morale despite the horrors of that war. It was one of a large number of music hall songs aimed at maintaining morale, recruiting for the forces, or defending Britain's war aims|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to Jerry
Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of
, UT -
'04) of UT!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);26 - My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
July 22, 1969 - Singer and actress Despina Vandi (Δέσποινα Βανδή) was born Despina Malea (Δέσποινα Μαλέα) in Tübingen near Stuttgart, Germany.
|“A grateful heart … comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/22/17:
I hope things are getting better for you. You've done a remarkable job keeping up with all of us and it's sad to realize that we are all aging when my memories of NNHS are still so fresh in my mind.
I noticed in the 1964 Memorial that Ed Beasley was not mentioned. He passed away in late January 2019.
Through all of these years Ed and I remained close friends and it broke my heart to lose him shortly after he learned he had an aggressive form of Tuberculosis.
Again, take care of you and Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61). You are a NNHS treasure.
Class of 65
Thank you so much for all your kind words, Danny! Good or bad, we should have some health updates soon.
I'm not sure, but I think your devices are playing tricks on you, as mine often do. I blame gremlins. Eddie is hiding in plain sight third from the top of the 1964 In Memoriam page, with a link to his Memorial Edition. I'd no idea that he'd died of tuberculosis, so I've added that to his entry.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your close friend, which is always devastating. Though we'd not kept in touch, I have many fond memories of Eddie from our high school days. He used to phone me from time to time and play Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata to me. My mama would see me with a phone stuck in my ear for fifteen minutes or so without saying a word and look at me like we were crazy, but it was very soothing to both of us.
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 07/20/19, 2:25 AM:
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA -
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 07/21/19 AND From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/21/19:
you, Jane and Mark!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/21/18:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/21/19:
always beats batting — and vice-versa.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
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